When I realized what a special day May 17th would be, I started dropping hints to Pastor Cathy. In order to promote the idea of having a celebration, I began scouring through the books on the history of the church, photo albums and newspaper clippings. The more I looked the more excited I became. I hope many of you will share my excitement and become interested in planning this celebration and sharing your memories with all of us. Also, for newer members of COFS, this is a wonderful time to reflect on the history, the energy and the stamina those before us brought to this church.
I found an article to share.
Charter Sunday – Our Special Day!
posted in The Flame dated June 1981
May 17 was a very important day for our congregation – a day we have been waiting for since December – the day we became a Church! Each family brought to the services a stone or rock , representative of that family , to be used in the foundation of our new church building. District superintendent, Dr. Ralph Steele gave his sermon on the growth of a new church. There were 182 of us who became charter members on that special occasion.